A Growing Family
It won’t be long now until I welcome another addition to the family. In this time I’ve been thinking of possible names, but what has taken more of my thinking time in readying my family, is on the topic of ‘immunisations’.
You may know that when a child is born (if born in a hospital that is) the nurse/doctor may give them a shot of Vitamin K1. Some hospitals will be considerate and would ask you before hand if you give permission for this shot. On the other hand, some inconsiderate hospitals may not even ask for your permission and go injecting willy nilly.
Knowledge is Power
It is vitally important that you know what goes into your child’s body. After all, you are here to protect them and keep them healthy until they are able to make conscious decisions for themselves. This then translates into having knowledge of what shots/immunisations the hospitals offers you, from being a newborn to growing up into a walking talking child.
Unfortunately, in many cases, the nurses & doctors won’t always know what is in their little syringes, rather, they go on the assumption "its necessary and therefore healthy for your child to take."
Taking Time to Question
But are they ‘necessary and healthy’? This is a question more and more parents are answering with a decisive "no."
There is plenty to read into regarding this topic. A few examples to research include:
- the history of vaccinations
- big pharmaceutical companies & corruption
- vaccine scandals
- the ingredients of vaccinations
- the aluminium link to numerous diseases
- vaccines and money
- political agendas to vaccinate
What? Where? Why? How? When?
The simplest place to start would be knowing what is actually in that little shot you are about to give your precious child. Just like knowing what’s in your food!
You’ll quickly find that many vaccines contain some pretty horrendous stuff. In particular ‘aluminium’. Aluminium is something you really don’t want in your body, let alone your little one’s!
The Hard Hitting Research
Among the authors of that abundant literature is Canada’s Christopher Shaw, chairman of the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute and a researcher at the University of British Columbia who , at the IAC described aluminium as “insidiously unsafe.” “That the aluminium ion is very toxic is well known,” said Shaw. “Its toxicity was recognised as long ago as 1911 and evidence of that has only been amplified since,” he said, especially in a growing body of evidence of aluminium’s role in Alzheimer’s disease and autism.
Though found in some food and water sources, since the 1920s, aluminium has been used in many and a growing number of vaccines, Shaw said, and “the compartment in which you put it in and the route of administration makes all the difference.”
“Aluminium is a demonstrated neurotoxin,” he added. “From the molecular level between ions and molecules, to the genome, to the protein and cellular level to the circuit level, there is no level of the nervous system that aluminium does not negatively impact.”
So now you know there is something documented to show how toxic it is, why consider putting it into the body? Answer: “because the nice doctor in the lab coat told me it was ok!”
Now it’s all very well having faith in your good doctor, but it is also important to bear in mind, that he also may not know all the ‘facts’ around this highly complex topic. Why? Well, because he was told this and that from an ‘authoritative source’, and they told this and that from higher ‘authoritative source’ and so on. What’s interesting to find out though, is who’s mouth it came from first? The ask who they are, their history and other pertinent questions.
“Always Read the Label…”
Back to the Vitamin K1. Let’s see from an official source (medilibrary) what is said about this shot:
“This product contains aluminium that may be toxic. Aluminium may reach toxic levels with prolonged parenteral administration if kidney function is impaired. Premature neonates are particularly at risk because their kidneys are immature, and they required large amounts of calcium and phosphate solutions, which contain aluminium.”
“Deaths have occurred after intravenous and intramuscular administration. (See Box Warning.)
Transient “flushing sensations” and “peculiar” sensations of taste have been observed, as well as rare instances of dizziness, rapid and weak pulse, profuse sweating, brief hypotension, dyspnea, and cyanosis.
Pain, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site may occur.
The possibility of allergic sensitivity including an anaphylactoid reaction, should be kept in mind. Infrequently, usually after repeated injection, erythematous, indurated, pruritic plaques have occurred; rarely, these have progressed to scleroderma-like lesions that have persisted for long periods. In other cases, these lesions have resembled erythema perstans. Hyperbilirubinemia has been observed in the newborn following administration of phytonadione.”
Centers for the Disease Control
Interestingly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) they had this to say:
"The Vitamin K shot has been linked to leukaemia, including acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, which is characterised by an increased number of white corpuscles in the blood, and accounts for about 85 percent of childhood leukaemia. Research carried out by Dr. Louise Parker, of the Sir James Spence Institute of Child Health in Newcastle upon Tyne, produced the most startling results. Dr. Louise Parker was quoted in the British Medical Journal in 1998 as stating, "It is not possible, on the basis of currently published evidence, to refute the suggestion that neonatal IM vitamin K administration increases the risk of early childhood leukemia.".
The British Journal of Cancer published "Factors associated with childhood cancer" by J. Golding, et al, in 1990. The report indicated that universally administered IM vitamin K injections significantly increase our children's chances of developing childhood cancer. A follow-up study published two years later in the British Medical Journal (Golding J, Paterson K, Greenwood R, Mott M. Intramuscular vitamin K and childhood cancer. BMJ 1992; 305:341-346.) reinforced the findings of the previous study.
The authors' comments, in keeping with scientific style, are conservatively stated, but parents who are concerned about the health of their babies will read "danger" between the following lines: "The only two studies so far to have examined the relation between childhood cancer and intramuscular vitamin K have shown similar results and the relation is biologically plausible. The prophylactic benefits against haemorrhagic disease are unlikely to exceed the potential adverse effects from intramuscular vitamin K..."
The chance of your child developing leukaemia from the Vitamin K shot is estimated to be about 1 in 500 (MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, Vol 2 #3, September 1992).
Animal studies have linked large doses of vitamin K to a variety of conditions that include anaemia, liver damage, kidney damage and death.”
Interestingly the common problem that occurs these days of jaundice in newborns has only been reported since the introduction of Vitamin K administration.
Pregnancy and Vitamin K
If you are pregnant, it is important to have a balanced diet. If you are, chances are you are passing plenty enough of Vitamin K to your unborn child. As a reference though, here are some of the foods that are good sources of vitamin K:
1. Kale (cooked) — 443% DV per serving
Half a cup: 531 mcg (443% DV)
100 grams: 817 mcg (681% DV)
2. Mustard Greens (cooked) — 346% DV per serving
Half a cup: 415 mcg (346% DV)
100 grams: 593 mcg (494% DV)
3. Swiss Chard (raw) — 332% DV per serving
1 leaf: 398 mcg (332% DV)
100 grams: 830 mcg (692% DV)
4. Collard Greens (cooked) — 322% DV per serving
Half a cup: 386 mcg (322% DV)
100 grams: 407 mcg (339% DV)
5. Natto — 261% DV per serving
1 ounce: 313 mcg (261% DV)
100 grams: 1,103 mcg (920% DV)
6. Spinach (raw) — 121% DV per serving
1 cup: 145 mcg (121% DV)
100 grams: 483 mcg (402% DV)
7. Broccoli (cooked) — 92% DV per serving
Half a cup: 110 mcg (92% DV)
100 grams: 141 mcg (118% DV)
8. Brussels Sprouts (cooked) — 91% DV per serving
Half a cup: 109 mcg (91% DV)
100 grams: 140 mcg (117% DV)
9. Green Beans (cooked) — 25% DV per serving
Half a cup: 30 mcg (25% DV)
100 grams: 48 mcg (40% DV)
10. Green Peas (cooked) — 17% DV per serving
Half a cup: 21 mcg (17% DV)
100 grams: 26 mcg (22% DV)
11. Soybeans (cooked) — 13% DV per serving
Half a cup: 16 mcg (13% DV)
100 grams: 33 mcg (28% DV)
12. Sprouted Mung Beans (cooked) — 12% DV per serving
Half a cup: 14 mcg (12% DV)
100 grams: 23 mcg (19% DV)
13. Cashews — 8% DV per serving
1 ounce: 9.7 mcg (8% DV)
100 grams: 34 mcg (28% DV)
14. Red Kidney Beans (cooked) — 6% DV per serving
Half a cup: 7.4 mcg (6% DV)
100 grams: 8.4 mcg (7% DV)
15. Hazelnuts — 3% DV per serving
1 ounce: 4 mcg (3% DV)
100 grams: 14 mcg (12% DV)
16. Pine Nuts — 1% DV per serving
10 nuts: 0.9 mcg (1% DV)
100 grams: 54 mcg (45% DV)
17. Pecans — 1% DV per serving
1 ounce: 1 mcg (1% DV)
100 grams: 3.5 mcg (3% DV)
18. Walnuts — 1% DV per serving
1 ounce: 0.8 mcg (1% DV)
100 grams: 2.7 mcg (2% DV)
Nope. Not Now. Not Tomorrow. Not Ever!
Having thoroughly investigated this topic and with much deliberation, we will surely say “no thank you doctor” when the time comes…
Now I may realise that I may have opened a can of worms here, but this is some pretty important stuff to understand. Don’t go through life with blind faith, and certainly don’t believe everything you get told, always question and investigate from as many sources and angles as possible. Don’t rely on the mainstream news for everything (anything?).
Here are some resources for you to delve into: